Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 27 August to 2 September 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 August and 2 September 2017. The important happenings covered in this segment include 2017 BWF World Championships, India's first 'Videsh Bhawan' and new CBSE chief among others.

Sep 2, 2017 16:03 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 August and 2 September 2017. The important happenings covered in this segment include 2017 BWF World Championships, India's first 'Videsh Bhawan' and new CBSE chief among others.

• Person sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India recently - Justice Dipak Misra

• Campaign announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Mann ki Baat - Cleanliness is Service

• Person who won the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence-2016 - Digambar Behera

• Organisation that launched Three Year Action Agenda that aligns with the development strategy of India - NITI Aayog

• India’s PV Sindhu settled for the silver medal at the 2017 BWF World Championships. Gold was won by - Nozomi Okuhara of Japan

• The winner of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

• She was recently crowned as the 2017 Miss TransQueen India - Nitasha Biswas

• The winner of the 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship is – India

• He will head the task force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that was constituted by government for the country's Economic Transformation - Dr. V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras

• Nearly 300 houses were demolished inside Amchang Reserve Forest in August 2017. Amchang reserve forest is a part of - Assam

• This country hosted the 8th edition of Mountain Echoes festival- Bhutan

• This country is soon going to allow gender-neutral passports - Canada

• The Union government has imposed restrictions on the import of gold and silver items from this country – South Korea

• Researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Indore have jointly developed a biosensor that will help determine disorder in this human organ in less than 8 minutes - Kidneys

• International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed every year on - 29 August

• India's first 'Videsh Bhawan' was inaugurated in - Mumbai

• Person appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber - Dara Khosrowshahi

• Veteran barefoot footballer who passed away recently - Ahmed Khan

• The National Sports day is celebrated on this day to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Hockey player Dhyan Chand - 29 August

• President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovak Republic who called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss on a range of topics including terrorism is - Miroslav Lajcak

• Eight AC coaches of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near this station near Thane - Titwala

• The winner of the 2016-17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award is - Cristiano Ronaldo

• The winner of the 2016-17 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award is - Lieke Martens

• The International Atomic Energy Agency recently opened the Low Enriched Uranium Bank, which is located in – Kazakhstan

• He was recently named the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India - Peter MacKenzie

• Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu officially launched this much-awaited portal by the Sports Ministry on 28 August 2017 - National Sports Talent Search Portal

• Tensions are expected to escalate after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over this nation- Japan

• The Reserve Bank of India has introduced the new Rs 200 note in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The note depicts this historic Indian monument on the reverse - Sanchi Stupa

• The Textiles Ministry has proposed to organise Pan India camps for weavers and artisans to commemorate the birth centenary year of this former politician - Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay

• North Korea recently test fired a ballistic missile over this nation - Japan

• This state has decided to end the process of holding interview for selection of candidates for the government jobs in the non-gazetted posts of Group B, C and D categories - Uttar Pradesh

• Sri Lankan selection panel of Cricket team resigned on 29 August 2017. He was chairman/head of the selection panel - Sanath Jayasurya

• India in August 2017 gave 20 students of this country to study Hindi at the Central Institute of Hindi in Agra - Sri Lanka

• The wild card entrant boxer from India who became the second Indian to enter semi-finals in the debut world championship is - Gaurav Bidhuri

• Chief Minister of this state has inaugurated the Startup Yatra programme in its capital on 30 August 2017 - Uttar Pradesh

• Rajnath Singh recently inaugurated “YUVA- Skill Development Programme.”  The programme is an initiative of - Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

• The Geographical Indications Registry recently granted Geographical Indication status to Gobindobhog rice. The rice belongs to - West Bengal

• The first edition of Gramin Khel Mahotsav recently kick-started from - New Delhi

• The disease against which the Union Government will soon launch a new drug is - Japanese Encephalitis

• The Union Cabinet approved MoU with Myanmar for the Conservation of Earthquake-Damaged Pagodas at - Bagan

• The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed on this date- 30 August

• This state’s government has released Rs 1935 Cr to undertake relief operations in its flood hit areas – Bihar

• This state’s government has announced its decision of introducing a new sports policy to promote talent in various games in the state - Chhattisgarh

• India signed agreement with this nation on technical cooperation to improve the conditions for grid integration of renewable energies with conventional power grids – Germany

• This court expressed strong dissatisfaction over possible felling of thousands of trees for the creation of Ramdev’s proposed food park - Allahabad High Court

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 31 August 2017 will be participating in the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference that will be held in - Sri Lanka

• Amazon announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement - the Karnataka Government’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme in the city

• The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval to an MoU on Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund. The MoU is signed with - Israel

• The biggest X-ray laser gun on earth named, European X-ray Free Electron Laser, is scheduled to be opened in September 2017. It is located in – Germany

• The noted Kannada singer mostly known for the song "Kolumande Jangamadevaru" who passed away recently is - L. N. Shastri

• The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will be giving away National Level Awards to - Anganwadi workers

• China’s TCL Corporation is going to launch a waterproof, full touchscreen phone under this brand name - BlackBerry

• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch India’s 8th navigational satellite. It is called -  IRNSS-1H

• India and this nation submitted joint proposal to the WTO calling for the elimination of Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) as a prerequisite for consideration of other reforms in domestic support negotiations - China

• Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2017 - Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh

• Winner of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 in Land Adventure category - Premlata Agrawal

• University presented with the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the year 2016-17 - Punjabi University

• Organisation that announced the Women Transforming India Awards 2017 - NITI Aayog

• India and this group on 30 August 2017 agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combats the threat of terrorism – European Union

• The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held on 30 August 2017 in – New Delhi

• The former Information and Broadcasting Secretary who was recently appointed as the new Election Commissioner is - Sunil Arora

• The gene-altering leukemia treatment that was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration is – Kymriah

• He was recently appointed as the Chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh - Mahendra Nath Pandey

• The IGCAR nuclear scientist who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Heavy Water Board is - U Kamachi Mudali

• The Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017 ranked CSIR as ninth amongst a total of 1207 government institutions. The institution that topped the ranking is - Chinese Academy of Sciences

• This annual conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 1 September 2017 - Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017

• India signed two MoUs on technical cooperation in the field of Railways with this nation - Switzerland

• He took charge as the new Union Home Secretary on 31 August 2017 -Rajiv Gauba

• This Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced his resignation from the position on 31 August 2017 - Rajiv Pratap Rudy

• This senior bureaucrat was appointed as the new Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS)- Rajiv Kumar

• Two countries that signed an MoU for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics - Brazil and India

• Creamy Layer ceiling approved by Union cabinet for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category - Rs 8 Lakhs

• Estimated value of demonetised bank notes received by the RBI as per RBI Annual Report 2016-17 - Rs 15.28 trillion

• Person appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India recently - Rajiv Mehrishi

• Person presented with Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel 'Hawthan' - Mahabaleshwar Sail

• This Indian city has been accorded the status of India’s first ‘World Heritage City’ by UNESCO - Ahmedabad

• This state has launched an online Public Grievance Redressal System for its citizens - Goa

• The institution that topped the overall ranking as released by the Scimago Institutions is - Chinese Academy of Sciences

• A famous American actor, who portrayed Oscar Goldman in the 1970s series "The Six Million Dollar Man" and its spinoff "The Bionic Woman," passed away recently. His name is - Richard Anderson

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